• On May 1, 2017
    Rebecca from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a view of Illuminations from Via Napoli? We've dined/watched from Rose & Crown (loved it!) and wanted to try something new. Any other good viewing restaurants to consider?

    Hi Rebecca!

    Rose & Crown Dining Room in the United Kingdom is my favorite restaurant to view IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth! Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzaria in Italy is too far back in the Pavillion to watch from the restaurant, but we have walked out to the water in the middle of our meal and returned to finish after the show.

    Tokyo Dining in Japan has excellent views since it is located on the second floor. The restaurant has big windows for maximum viewing potential.  

    La Hacienda de San Angel in Mexico is located right along World Showcase Lagoon. I suggest making a reservation an hour prior to the show and get there early to request a table by a window. Those tables are prime viewing spots!

    Spice Road Table in Morocco is also a waterside restaurants serving tapas style food. It's an open patio seating similar to Rose & Crown and offers awesome views as well. 

    If you're looking for a little different experience, the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party is fantastic. I have done this a few times and loved it! The party offers a wide range of sweet treats from around the "World", sparkling wines and select non-alcoholic beverages. The location is in Showcase Plaza along the water. Arrive early to claim a table along water for an unobstructed view.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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